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The Catacombs

1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 47 63
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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour
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A genuine labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, the Catacombs were fitted out in the galleries of former quarries. Twenty metres underground, the ossuary houses the remains of approximately six million Parisians, gradually transferred between the end of the 18th century and the mid 19th century, as the capital's cemeteries were closed for health reasons. Along a tangle of dark galleries, visitors discover a presentation of death with bones arranged in a romantic macabre decor. This unique site is a moving testimony to the history of Parisians and invites visitors on a timeless journey.
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1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 47 63
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting to see the tunnels below the city and learn of the history behind the Catacombs. Be prepared for a long line even if you show up before it opens.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oh my word. I just love the catacombs. Everytime we visit Paris we go to the catacombs. The underground cemeteries... Rooms filled with skulls and bones of those that passed from this world all arranged in the artistic of manners. Respectful...historical... Mind altering... A walk...More

Thank MichelleB1101
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was disappointing that I couldn't enter such a place. The qeue had around 300 people when I arrived at 5:30 pm and it was impossible to reach the entrance before closing

Thank Ahmed M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Forgot to get tickets in advance, so ended up booking skip the line tickets through Headout (app) the day before -- and so glad we did! I had never used Headout before so was skeptical, but ended up having no problems. We picked up the...More

Thank magy_can
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was sceptical to visit catacombs. Went to Catacombs last year, but still have hard time to be able to come to terms with so many bones. It is not for clautrophobic persons and I am one of them, the place is well-ventilated, but still...More

Thank SB2003
Reviewed 2 days ago

Oh my goodness. This was a late afternoon activity for me and the girls. It was so interesting. I would definitely love to go again. Definitely do the audioguide tour!

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Buy your tickets online! The queue can easily be over 2 hours. We purchased our tickets online and showed up 5 minutes till our reserved spot and went directly into the caverns. The queue line circled around the entire block. It does cost a little...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a must to use Headout to buy tickets in advance - this meant for us a 30 minute wait instead of over 4 hours in red hot sun. Catacombs interesting but would of hated to have waited longer than we did for this...More

Thank smcr2002
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I went to the catacombs in July. We arrived about 8.50am and they open at 10am, and when we arrived there was an extremely long line. We ended up waiting 4 hours!!! I would highly recommend going a lot earlier in the...More

Thank erinr0sie
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very unique and extremely interesting glimpse into the past. Our tour guide was awesome, explaining the various aspects of the tunnels and how they developed over the years. See millions of bones and skulls; great photo-opps. Expect VERY long lines, unless you book through...More

Thank hruter
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the
landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that
goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas,
brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and
parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away
from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and
historical monuments and treasures. In between lie
adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small
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I tried to purchase from London on the only official site that came up but they were sold out from catacombs online site. Based on recommendations I used Headout app in English. Worked out well. Whatever you do, buy your... More
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Response from Salla L | Reviewed this property |
We bought the tickets online through Catacombs' official website catacombes Paris fr and it worked perfectly. If you are travelling with children, they visit the Catacombs for free.
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Response from A78 | Reviewed this property |
Official site for catacombes, of course.